The curator and art critic Adriana Herrera takes a tour of the prlifica career of the Brazilian artist Lydia Okumura.
Brazilian curator, art critic and journalist Angélica de Moraes drew a portrait of the multimedia artist Túlio Pinto. Taking the substantial elements of the career of the artist born in Brasilia, de Moraes illustrates with her words the profile of one of the most interesting protagonists of the contemporary Latin American scene.
The visual artist, writer, and filmmaker spoke with Julia P. Herzberg for Arte al Día about his work process, his interest in photography and its boundaries.
At the Venice Biennale, Facundo Uribe built a plastic coral reef to rethink climatic conditions and the responsibilities of humans in relation to plastic waste.
For the first time, painters and potters from indigenous Amazonian villages had a special space at the PArC fair.
The painting "Un assis à la corbeille de pommes", from 1925, was donated to the Museum by the designer and artist Alberto Churba. It will be shown next to a painting by Pablo Picasso.
On May 14, Hilario Experience VI will take place! The gallery auctions more than 200 unique pieces of art, literature, history and photography. Find the catalog and the best of the auction here.
The 55project brings to the Pablo Atchugarry Foundation an exhibition to rethink and build Brazilian history.
At a gala with special guests, artists and collectors, David Charpenel and El Museo del Barrio team celebrated the 50 years of the museum creation.
Pavel Acosta presents at the UW Art Musemo of the University of Wyoming a series of artworks that dialogue with art history.
Argentine artist Irene Kopelman presents Puntos Cardinales (Cardinal Points) at the Mexican LABOR gallery. Between art and the natural sciences, Kopelman presents an artwork that approaches the scientific field from an original perspective.
The Santa Fe province artist, Mariana Telleria, and the art historian Flor Battiti presents El nombre de un país (The Name of a Country), the proposal of the Argentine Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennial.
The CIFO Foundation exhibits part of its collection in Casa Fugaz. Within the framework of the ART.MO 2019 Contemporary Art Festival, eighteen winning artists of the CIFO acquisition programs are exhibited in the space located in Monumental Callao.
Art Paris 2019!
Less than a month for the fourth edition of ARCOlisboa, get to know the entire programming of one of the most important fairs of the international contemporary scene.
The call for Sector 04's Residence "Waiting for the Future" is open. If you are an artist, scientist, sociologist, creative or activist, look out the proposal of Gabriela Gabelich and Laura Bonifasi to develop artistic urban planning and sustainability solutions in the Rosario City.
On April 12, the city of Havana inaugurated the most important event in art that celebrates the Caribbean country. The 13th Biennial of Havana brings together more than fifteen countries and a hundred artists in order to encourage interaction between artists, curators, experts and institutions. Construction of the Possible, the premise of this edition, aims to establish a space for those types of contemporary art that understand creation as "living event or experience in progress".
Curated by Joaquín Barrera, Las cosas que Crecen is the second exhibition of the young project led by the pair Jen Zapata and Andrés Matías Pinilla located in the neighborhood of San Telmo. On this occasion, and as a strong bet during the ArteBA art fair weekend, Lanzallamas attacked with a solid collective proposal.
Within the framework Buenos Aires Art Week, on Friday, April 12, in Seeber Park, the well-known Spanish art critic Estrella Diego spoke with the Argentine historian Diana Wechsler about gender theory within the international art scene. We tell you the details of one of the many talks that Art Basel Cities scheduled for the most important week in the city of Buenos Aires.
In the framework of the annual Congress of the International Association of Curators (IKT), which is being held for the first time in the United States, a series of public activities are held throughout the city of Miami. With the participation of more than a hundred curators from around the world, artists and personalities linked to the art scene in Miami, the conference takes place between April 11 and 14. The focus of the conversations is on the Miami-Dade artists and the cultural producers that address sustainability issues in South Florida.
The Art Week in Buenos Aires does not stop surprising. Activities, donations, installations and outdoor screenings are part of the most important week of the Argentine scene. Find out everything there is to do here!
In the framework of Buenos Aires Art Week, a group of collectors donated this morning to the Mariano Moreno National Library (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Leandro Katz 'Lunar Alphabet’. Conceived in September of last year as a site-specific piece for the emblematic brutalist building designed by Clorindo Testa, the moons of Leandro Katz are now part of the south American city.
At 6:30 p.m. yesterday inaugurated the 28th edition of arteBA, the most important international art fair in Argentina. With the participation of more than eighty local and international galleries, the inauguration of arteBA 2019 was celebrated within the framework of Art Week and Art Basel Buenos Aires.
Within the framework of Buenos Aires Art Week, the Argentine artist Marie Orensanz tells us about the artwork installed in the Seeber Park and reveals her perspective of the contemporary context. In addition, she makes a journey through her career with anecdotes in the first person.
In the middle of Buenos Aires Art Week, the programming of the Seeber Park for today, Wednesday 10, goes from a guided tour directed by the Art Historian Daniela Rez, to a screening of the film Método Livingston (Livingston Method), a documentary that makes the production and thought of one of the most questioned architects of Argentina. In addition, it inaugurates the 28th edition of arteBA fair and the guided tours coordinated by the critic and curator Laura Batkis. Discover all the cultural activities!
In the Peruvian-Northamerican Cultural Institute (ICPNA for its name in spanish) inaugurates Sísmica, fotografía y video chileno reciente (Síscmica, recent Chilean video and photography) exhibition. Addressing political and economic issues related to gender and identity and the urban and natural environments in Chile, the visual arts platform Sísmica proposes an expansion of artistic lines that respond to contemporary issues. Aesthetics, politics, ecology and society are the main axes that this exhibition aims to introduce into the Chilean agenda through photographic production.
Espacio Ftalo Contemporary Art Gallery in Buenos Aires inaugurated El tiempo habitado (Inhabited Time) exhibition. The plastic artists Paula Cecchi and Pablo Noce make a journey through their own cosmovision through painting.
Buenos Aires is preparing for the most exciting week of the year. From April 8 to 14, the Argentine capital becomes the cultural epicenter of the country. Within the framework of the 28th edition of arteBA, the largest international art fair held in Argentina, and the arrival of Art Basel Cities to Buenos Aires, the Ministry of Culture of the City has arranged everything for Buenos Aires Semana del Arte/ Art Week (SDA). In confluence with these two important events, the SDA encourages institutions, artists, collectors, galleries and spaces to activate the city through the development of cultural activities and public interventions. A proposal to bring local and international artistic production to the general public.
Located in San Telmo neighborhood (637 Carlos Calvo street), the physical space of LANZALLAMAS is only the tip of the iceberg. What from the street seems to be an art gallery, is an ambitious self-management platform that proposes to introduce within the contemporary scene a network of relationships between artists, curators, residences, galleries and cultural institutions throughout Latin America. Created by Colombian curator Jen Zapata García and colombian visual artist Andrés Matías Pinilla, the space based in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and with a collaborative work-team in Bogotá (Colombia) seeks to decentralize from a collaborative work philosophy the art exhibition and distribution processes.
After a conference directed by George Yudice in which Marcus Faustini, Marcos García and Osvaldo Sánchez participated in the Miami Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC), a workshop for urban transformation through cultural production is developed. Thus, City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action joins a series of activities established in the Miami museum to improve the life quality in cities through multidisciplinary projects.
Two months ago, a phone call from Grupo Patio organization to Sofía Edwards and Francisco Yavar, creators of 13 Jardines -platform that aims to bring contemporary art to new audiences-, put at their disposal a space of 500 square meter at Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago de Chile (Alonso de Córdova 3788). The proposal was simple: during three months Edwards and Yavar would have absolute freedom to make a cultural activation within the space. This gift produced a greater one: Patio de Luz Contemporary Art.
At Pinacoteca de São Paulo inaugurates Ernesto Neto: Sopro (Ernesto Neto: Blow) exhibition. Under the curatorship of the director and curator of the Brazilian museum, Jochen Volz and Valéria Piccoli, the retrospective brings together 60 works by one of the most outstanding artists of the contemporary Latin American scene. Master of space and sculptor by nature, Ernesto Neto (1964, Rio de Janeiro) intervenes with his work in the Pina Luz, located in the Jardim da Luz.
The Fondazione Carriero (Milan, Italy) inaugurates an individual exhibition of the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. Under the curatorship of Francesco Stocchi, Lygia Pape is the first large-scale individual exhibition in an Italian institution. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with Estate Projeto Lygia Pape, will remain in the foundation until July 21st.
Few weeks last for the 58th Venice Biennial and little by little the projects of each pavilion are known. Among the most expected we could mention the Chilean Pavilion represented by the outstanding artist Voluspa Jarpa (Rancagua, Chile, 1971) and the renowned curator Agustín Pérez Rubio (Valencia, Spain 1972). With a prolific career, each one in his field, Jarpa and Pérez Rubio will present Altered Views, a project of historical revision in relation to the hegemonic discourses and colonialism that have shaped Western culture from its origins to the present.
In the framework of SUPERFLEX: We Are All in the Same Boat exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC), a series of public activities under the title The Speculative Machine is held. Two of the activities were executed on February 21 and 28 and other two will take place on Thursday, April 4 and Saturday, April 6.
The Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) inaugurates one of the most ambitious exhibitions regarding the beginnings of modern photography in Argentina, mainly in Buenos Aires city. With a selection of more than 250 works, the second floor of the museum is a tribute to the artists who photographed, for the first time, the Latin-American country from a none merely documentary perspective. Mundo Propio: Fotografía Moderna Argentina 1927 – 1962 (Own World: Argentinian Modern Photography 1927 – 1962) exhibits the photographs of the great masters that shaped what is now known as Argentine photography.
Registrations are open for CRUDO Residences 2019! Located in the heart of Rosario City (Santa Fe, Argentina), place of numerous contemporary artists of great recognition, CRUDO invites national and international artists to participate in its four residential programs of 2019.
On Friday, March 22, the Argentinian National Fund for the Arts inaugurates Universos Cercanos (Near Universes) exhibition at the National House of the Bicentenary. Product of the Visual Arts Contest 2018, on the day of its inauguration the exhibition will announce the twenty winning artists of the competition.
The Tropical Pharmacy inaugurated in room 103 of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Exploring artistic production based on topics such as ecology, cultural and ethnic diversity and the geopolitical conflicts of the global society artists Jennifer Allora (Philadelphia, 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Havana, 1971) present an exhibition especially designed for the gallery of the Spanish museum.
São Paulo’s Art Museum adjunct curator Rodrigo Moura, was appointed as the new Chief Curator by El Museo del Barrio, in New York. Because of his experience according to Patrick Charpenel, director of the New York museum, the Brazilian art specialist integration is a key to enhance the values of integrity and diversity of El Museo.
Promoted by Rosario’s Ministry Culture and Education, Microferia de Rosario (Rosario Micro-fair) new edition was attended by thirteen galleries, institutional spaces and a large agenda of activities.
On the eve of its ninth edition, SOMA opens the registration for its Educational Program 2019. Conceived as a space for dialogue, training and exchange for artists from around the world, SOMA Educational Program seeks to develop the necessary tools contemporary art narratives and practices.
Since March 20, in Galería del Paseo / Lima, Peruvian artist Lorena Noblecilla presents Geografías del Tiempo (Time Geographies). Using landscape, its construction and destruction processes, the artist brings to the exhibition room a critical reading regarding the environment.
Since 2012 the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid, Spain) has significantly increased its collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art. This time, it was the renowned Venezuelan collector Patricia Phelps de Cisneros who has donated 45 works by 33 Latin American artists to the museum's collection. It should be noted that she had already donated 39 artworks to Spanish museum a few months ago.
On May 17, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrates the Whitney Biennial 2019. Destined for the visibility of contemporary American production, from May to September the New York museum hosts the works of 75 artists residing in the United States. Under Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley curatorship, the new edition of this biennial founded almost a century ago brings a novelty: after a decade without representation Miami will have two of its artists at the Whitney Biennial.
At the New York space of the emblematic gallery Kurimanzutto, Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico, 1975) presents Point. Gathering her most recent productions, the Latin American artist uses artworks developed on paper and prints on other materials to illustrate the similarities between skin and paper.
The Armory Show 2019, one of the most important fairs within the international scene of modern and contemporary art inaugurated yesterda. In tribute to the International Exhibition of Modern Art held in New York City in 1913, the Armory Show has been bringing together artists from around the world since 1994. With an eclectic program involving hundreds of galleries, the Platform section, curated by Sally Tallan cannot be overlooked. Andreas Angelidakis, Siah Armajani, Iris Häussler, Tania Candiani, Ryan Gander, Xavier Simmons, Jessica Stockholder, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Super Taus arte the artists reunited at Tallan’s curatorial project.
On March 14th, at the AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, the Organization of American States (OAS) -institution in charge of the museum- together with the CINTAS Foundation present A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program: a Selection of Works from the CINTAS Foundation and the Art Museum of the Americas Collections. Locating Cuban art as the main character, the exhibition aims to illustrate the effort that CINTAS has placed for more than 55 years in the visualization and promotion of Caribbean artistic production.
With a free opening to the public on March 7th, the Modern Museum of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) presents El Salón de los Carpichos (The Hall of Caprices), an anthological exhibition of the Buenos Aires artist Max Gómez Canle (Buenos Aires 1972). Conceived, not as a retrospective, but as a linear journey through the formal and narrative influences that Gómez Canle reveals in his works, the exhibition immerses itself in the history of art from its own production and establishes a dialogue with the trade of creating images and the reminiscence of these in the unconscious.
The Art Museum of Lima (MALI) is looking for a new Director. Focused, mainly, on the search for new audiences and visitors, the new Director must be a person with the ability to make a contribution to the organizational culture of the museum, forged two decades ago and constituted as one of the most prestigious art institutions in Latin America. As communicated from the MALI, the Director will be in charge of the daily management of the museum and, together with the General Manager and the Sub Director, will be responsible for the vision and strategy, reporting directly to the MALI Board of Directors. The call closes on March 15.
For the first time in 45 years, the annual congress of the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators IKT will be held in the city of Miami. The conference will take place from April 11 to 14. In addition to being the main opera of the congress in the United States, the new edition will hold a Post-Congress in Havana, Cuba, from April 15 to 18.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MAC) inaugurated the individual exhibition Retorno al Hogar (Labrando) (Return to Home) by the artist Antonio Martorell (Puerto Rico, 1939). With the purpose of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Rafael M. de Labra Historical Building, the emblematic artist was invited to intervene with his work the museum not only to highlight its architecture, but the history that has circulated in its corridors.
With a view to ARCOmadrid 2020, the ARCO Foundation announced that the 39th edition of the fair, which will take place from February 26 to March 1st, 2020, will adopt the concept of It's Just a Matter of Time as a central theme. Thus, the fair organized by IFEMA will once again sustain its proposal for innovation and research in the field of the arts to observe the work of Félix González-Torres from that concept.
As a continuation, in March, the exhibitions of the 33rd São Paulo Biennial - Affective Affinities, a celebration that had more than seven hundred thousand visitors- will travel to eight destinations: Belo Horizonte, Campinas, Vitória, São José do Rio Preto, Juiz of Fora, Brasília, Porto Alegre and Medellín (the only destination outside of Brazil). Conceived by the curator Jacopo Crivelli Visconti to reinterpret and experiment with the work done by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, curator of the Biennial, the initiative is a gesture to decentralize the most important biennial in Latin America.
The programming of workshops and seminars at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) continues. Since the beginning of 2019 the museum has dedicated guided tours for the understanding of artists such as Antonio Berni and Tarsila do Amaral and workshops for the reading of Shakespeare and Osvaldo Lamborghini, among many other activities. Within this framework, on Thursday 28 opens a series of meetings to discuss and think about Victor Grippo's (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1932-2006) artwork.
Since February 28, at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami, an individual exhibition of the deceased Argentine artist Marcelo Bonevardi (1929-1994) is on display. Under the curatorship of Jill Deupi and John Bennett, Marcelo Bonevardi: Magic Made Manifest includes everything: from paintings, drawings and sculptures to mixed pieces -some of them never before exhibited- by one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists of Argentinean 20th century.
The Art Center Dos de Mayo (CA2M) Community of Madrid inaugurated Autoeclipse (Selfeclipse), an individual exhibition by the Peruvian artist Armando Andrade Tudela. The exhibition was commissioned by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, who collaborated from the assembly to the constitution of a sui generis narrative regarding the disposition of the works. The exhibited artworks stablish tensions with their predecessors, with the biography of Armando himself and with the political and social evolution of the places where the artist has resided, thinking about the artistic production in its public and social sense, on the one hand, and in the more private sphere, on the other.
Since February 22 opens at Elba Benítez Gallery, located in the heart of Madrid (Spain), an individual exhibition of the Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca. Under the curatorship of Sonia Becce, one of the most relevant and influential artists within the contemporary Latin American scene exhibits paintings and drawings made in recent years and drawings produced on the occasion of this exhibition.
Since February 8 to May 12th Frida Kahlo endorses the Brooklyn Museum. Focused on the wardrobe and style that identified the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is an exhibition curated by Catherine Morris and Lisa Small with the collaboration of Circe Henestrosa, Mexican fashion curator who has already commissioned two large-scale exposition about Kahlo (Frida Kahlo Museumo 2012 and V & A London 2018).
Within the framework of ARCOmadrid 2019 and Peru as the invited country of the fair, the Art Museum of Lima (MALI) exhibits three large-scale exhibitions. In three parallel institutions - Reina Sofía National Art Center, Mataderos and Espacio Fundación Telefónica - and with almost simultaneous inaugurations, MALI programming in Madrid begins this week in February and will remain in the Spanish capital until the end of May.
Un Hombre y una Mujer: Una mirada fotográfica sobre el sexo en la vejez (A Man and a Woman: A photographic look on sex in old age) is the title of the second exhibition of the great Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe to be exhibited in Madrid (Spain). Within the programming of the Contemporary Route of Peruvian Art - ARCO, the photographer and artist brings together a series of archive images to the Blanca Soto Arte Gallery the 23rd of February. The letter and photographs constitute a kind of love notebook between a man and a woman.
The Center of the Image (Peru) and the Fondation pour le Développement Durable des Régions de Montagne (Switzerland) merge once again and open the call for the fifth edition of the SMArt residence in Switzerland. Susteinable Mountain Art (SMArt), is an initiative that promotes awareness regarding mountain regions and their problems through art.
In the framework of the ARCO Madrid Art Fair, and the participation of Peru as a guest country, Sonia Cunliffe presents Vigilar y castigar. Fotografías del siglo XIX (Guard and punish. 19th century photographs). Gathering archival materials from the 19th century, the Peruvian artist constitutes a representation and reinterpretation of the prison population of that time.
Espacio El Dorado (Bogotá, Colombia) begins 2019 with two exhibitions: HAWAPI 2018, Pondores, from February 16th to April 13th, and Murmurio, an exhibition that opened on February 2nd.
Today opens at the Organization of American States (OAS) AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, an exhibition by the Colombian-American artist Carolina Mayorga in dialogue with the permanent collection of AMA. Mayorga invites the viewer to enter a completely pink reality and experience their bi-cultural interpretations with respect to those who live inside ranches, cambuches, shelters and other ephemeral zip codes.
Within the framework of the Desert Exhibition of Art, a site-specific project where contemporary artists build large-scale installations in the desert, the Mexican artist Pía Camil (Mexico City 1980) presents Lover's Rainbow: a mega structure in the shape of a rainbow in the middle of the desert.
The Academy of Fine Arts of Macereta awarded the Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar with the 2019 Josef Svoboda Prize of Artistic and Creative Talent. In addition, the institution recognized him as Doctor Honoris Causa of the academy.
On March 27, the Bronx Museum (NY, USA) will present a collective exhibition that will focus on the role of human beings and their growing uselessness in an increasingly automated society. Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing focuses on the long tradition of thought that characterized philosophers and writers who praised "uselessness" as a means to achieve spirituality.
The third edition of the Marcos Amaro Art Prize opens its inscriptions. Delivered by the Marcos Amaro Foundation (San Pablo, Brazil), the prize aims to promote contemporary artistic production by promoting the career of artists of medium career whose production is characterized by technical and narrative innovation.
With the eyes set on the future and the feet in the present, the second edition of the International Women's Film Festival takes place in Madrid (Spain). Committed with the training and education on the issues that threaten women, their role and their capabilities within the film industry, from March 25 to 31st, the Spanish capital will witness more than 40 screenings of films written, directed, interpreted and produced by women.
The Sala Alcalá 31 of the Comunidad de Madrid presents on February 25th the Latinoamérica en las colecciones CA2M y Fundación ARCO (Latin American art in the CA2M and ARCO Foundation collections) exhibition. Under Manuel Segade’s curatorship, the exhibition includes productions of emerging and consecrated artists -some, even, never seen- that will be exhibited until April 29.
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) celebrated the first scholarship awards for Puerto Rican artists. Thanks to the NALAC Fund For the Arts, ten projects presented by Puerto Rican artists will benefit from $ 25,000 to produce their works within the Caribbean country.
With te presentation of Hasta que te conocí (Until I met you), the Colombian artist Gabriel Mejía Abad exhibits his most recent sculptural productions. Constituted as an individual exhibition at (bis) gallery (Cali, Colombia), space that the artist inaugurated in 2014, Hasta que te conocí inaugurates this afternoon and will take place until March 22.
The first Vilcek Prize for Excellence was presented to the Chilean curator, Carmen C. Bambach. The award consists of recognizing the work of an immigrant who has developed a work with visible and positive effects on American society and the global scene. In addition, the person awarded receives a benefit of 100,000 U$D.
On February 13th, the Americas Society presents Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For. Under Miguel A. López curatorship, it is the first time that the artworks of these two Costa Rican artists of different generations -Victoria Cabezas (1950) and Priscilla Monge (1968) - meet in the same space to establish a dialogue about the feminine role in contemporary art.
At Lab 3, the sound experimentation room in the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (MAMM) , the experimental installation Polifotonía by the Colombian artist Alba Fernanda Triana is exhibited. Visualizing the sound, Triana mutates the sonorous language into other, but without leaving a side the music essential qualities: time, frequency, rhythm, form, texture and density.
José Ángel Toirac was awarded with the National Prize for Plastic Arts in Havana, Cuba. This means the greatest recognition that the Caribbean country gives to Cuban artists. The celebration was held on January 26 in front of an imposing jury: Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), previous winner of the award, and the artists José Manuel Fors, Ever Fonseca, Ernesto Fernández, José Villa, Osneldo García, Nelson Domínguez, Pedro of Oraá and Lázaro Saavedra, among other artists. In addition, curators Hilda María Rodríguez, Maikel Rodríguez Calviño and Gabriela Hernández participated in the jury.
Since October 17th at the National Museum of Arts Reina Sofía (Madrid), Hospicio de utopías fallidas (Hospice of Failed Utopias) retrospective of Luis Camnitzer, is exhibited. Under the curatorship of Octavio Zaya, the exhibition aims to provide an integral look over the German-Uruguayan artist, essayist, composer and pedagogue artworks.
Less than a week away, Mexico City prepares for the most relevant art fair in Latin America. The 16th edition of ZONAMACO México Contemporary Art will be held from February 6 to 10 and will bring together more than 180 galleries from around the world. The works exhibited at the fair range from historical archives and works by modern artists to contemporary productions.
May You Live in Interesting Times, the motto that Ralph Rugoff selected to use as theoretical-creative frame of the 58th Venice Biennale fits extraordinary in the Brazilian Pavilion. Represented by the curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro and the duo of artists Bárbara Wanger & Benjamin de Burca (working partners since 2011), the Latin-American country will assume a very important political and social role in Venice reflecting the deepest traits of post-colonial and contemporary Brazilian culture, in its jewels as well in its decadences.
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) of the University of Pennsylvania will hold three presentations with the purpose of addressing political and social problems from new narratives. One of these exhibitions will feature the work of artist Cecilia Vicuña. Organized by Assistant Curator Meg Onli, the Chilean artist will exhibit Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen from February 1st to March 31st.
On February 2nd at Estancia FEMSA- Casa Luis Barragán, the curator Inti Guerrero inaugurates FRACCIONAR (FRACTIONATE), a multidisciplinar and collective exhibition. In order to build a universe that generates a reinterpretation of the modernist house -sanctuary of global architecture- built in 1948 in Mexico City, the exhibition brings together artworks of living artists and others that have transcended; design furniture and historical documentation.
With the collaboration of the Univerity of Southern California, the Cuban artist Enrique Martínez Celaya will develop, from February 6, The Lecture Project. With previous accomplishments in his studio in Miami during the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, the renowned thinkers, philosophers, historians and writers that are part of the program will give their lectures at Martinez Celaya’s studio in Culver City, California. Although there was a change of location, the program has not changed its thematic axis: reflect over the link between art and ethics.
On January 30th at Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (Palma de Mallorca), the most developed artistic productions in the contemporary scene will share a room with traditional artworks by world and historically recognized artists.
Regarding the participation of Peru as the guest country at ARCOmadrid 2019, the Jan Mulder Collection presents the Estratos de un paisaje (Layers of a landscape) exhibition at Casa de las Américas in Madrid. Positioned as one of the most outstanding collectors of Peruvian and Latin American photography in the world, Jan Mulder brings to Spain 108 essential artworks for the evolution of the photographic medium in the Peruvian contemporary scene.
On February 1st, the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents Black Mirror, and other Third World reflections-selections from the Mario Cader-Frech Collection. The exhibition will take place from February 1st to March 16th at the Ritter Art Gallery, and from February 15th to April 6th at the Boca Raton Campus.
In its 23rd edition, the Arco Foundation "A" Awards for Collecting announced the winners. From individual private collectors to museums, the winners were six: Cleusa Garfinkel; CAAC MALI, Museum of Art of Lima; The Meadows Foundation; Bank of Spain Collection; H.E.F. Collection, Juan Entrecanales Azcárate, and Kells Collection (Juan Manuel Elizalde and Choli Fuentes).
From January 30 to April 21st, Galeria do Torreão Nascente de la Cordoaria, in Lisbon, presents Criteria. Under the curatorship of the curator and Portuguese art teacher Miguel von Hafe Pérez, the exhibition will be made thanks to the collection of works from the ARCO / IFEMA Foundation Collection.
Since January 19th, in the space recently inaugurated by the Murilo Castro Gallery (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in Miami, artist Marcos Coelho Benjamin presents Aimless Geometry. Constituted by a series of sculptures, the exhibition will remain in the gallery until February 23rd.
Within the 12th Shanghai Biennial, the Colombian artist Miguel Ángel Rojas (Bogotá 1946) presented New El Dorado (A Wild Economy), two satellite photographs intervened and transformed into a mural. Under María Belén Sáez curatorship the artwork is inscribed in the PRO-REGRESS curatorial concept proposed by the Mexican curator Cuauhtémoc Medina in charge of the biennial curatorship.
As a part of the De gira por España (Touring Spain) cycle that the National Museum of the Prado celebrates for its bicentennial - during a month a painting of special relevance of the collection of the Prado Museum leaves its usual space to visit different museums of the country-, the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art of Cuenca receives in its rooms Francisco de Zurbarán’s San Francisco en oración (Saint Francis in prayer, 1659). Between the 22nd of January and the 17th of February Zurbarán’s artwork will give place to Un maestro antiguo entre artistas contemporáneos: Zurbarán en el Museo de Arte Abstracto Español (An ancient master among contemporary artists: Zurbarán in the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art) exhibition.
With an inauguration on January 9th at Punta del Este space of Galería del Paseo, the Argentine painter Juan José Cambre exhibited a series of works made in recent times. Cambre's geometric paintings occupied Galería del Paseo until yesterday afternoon, forming part of a series of short-term exhibitions.
Until February 11th, the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) opens the call for the ICPNA Contemporary Art Award 2019. Destined for Peruvian and foreign artists residing in Peru, the winner of the 2019 edition will be awarded with S / 30,000 (thirty thousand soles) and an individual exhibition.
At El Museo del Barrio (New York, USA) February brings an unprecedented exhibition of the Chilean visual artist Alejandro Jodorowsky (Tocopilla, 1929). Best known for his filmography, under the curatorship of María Inés Rodríguez Jodorowsky will present at El Museo a series of literary works and visual archives that were never published. In addition, records of his theatrical works and performances made in Paris throughout the 50s within the Panic movement will be exhibited.
On January 22nd at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico City, 1975) presents Finding Oneself Outside. Under Natalie Bell’s curatorship, the exhibition aims to describe the consequent sensations of study and experience in foreign cultures.
With only months lasting for the most important event of the international art scene, Venice is preparing to celebrate the 58th Venice Biennial. Founded at the end of the 19th century, the Italian city biennial reinvents itself every two years to summon the most outstanding figures of the contemporary scene. Under Ralph Ruggof general curator of the biennial proposal, May You Live in Interesting Times will is the leitmotiv which will transform Venice from May to November inti an art factory.
Since January 2nd at Galería del Paseo (Punta del Este, Uruguay), Cynthia Cohen presents Un jardín sobre una playa, una playa sobre una ciudad, una ciudad sobre un cerro (A garden on a beach, a beach on a city, a city on a hill) exhibition.
Until February the 3rd, at La Virreina Center de la Imatge (Barcelona, Spain), a retrospective dedicated to Chilean artist Lorenza Böttner (Punta Arenas, Chile, 1959 - Munich, Germany, 1994) is exhibited. Consequence of a co-production between La Virreina Center de la Imatge and the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany), the exhibition inaugurated in early November and was conceived under Paul B. Preciado’s curatorship with Viktor Neumann, Pere Pedrals and Andrea Linnenkohl collaboration.
Since January 23rd at El Museo del Barrio (New York, USA) the year begins with Italian-Argentinean artist Lucio Fontana’s Ambiente Spaziale (Spacial Environment) exhibition.
Looking forward for the 34th São Paulo Biennial that will take place in 2020, the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo appointed Italian Jacopo Crivelli Visconti as the general curator of the biennial. Independent critic and curator, Crivelli Visconti lives in the Brazilian city where he completed a PhD in architecture at the Universidade de São Paulo.
Saturday, January 5th is the last day to visit the Cuban artist Gustavo Pérez Monzón exhibition at the Richard Saltoun Gallery, located in London. This exhibition does not only mean the artist's debut in the United Kingdom, but it is also his return after a recess of artistic production of more than thirty years.
The renowned Spanish sculptor, Aurora Cañero, returns to Chile after 13 years, with a stunning exhibition of her sculptures. The exhibition will take place at Aninat Galería de Arte main room with its inauguration on January 16th and a closing on March 12th.
With the aim of promoting the visualization of outstanding artists, the works of those who were awarded with the National Prize for Artistic Trajectory -recognition granted by the Argentine State through the Buenos Aires Fine Arts National Museum (MNBA) - are exhibited at the National Hall of the MNBA. After five decades, the museum takes up this experience.
The reasoned catalog of the Coloritmos by Alejandro Otero is published in Caracas, a volume with more than three hundred pages that delves for the first time into a chapter little studied and of great value for the Venezuelan and Latin American art of the XX century.
This afternoon at Galería del Paseo in Punta del Este (Uruguay), the gallery located in Manantiales neighborhood will screen THEM documentary record, a co-directed play by Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia. The play premiere had place a few weeks ago at The Kitchen (New York) theater, a stage that has seen some of the most important figures of the artistic avant-garde.
Narciso plebeyo is the title chosen for the Pablo Suárez (1937-2006) exhibition curated by Jimena Ferreiro and Rafael Cippolini at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA). From the part towards the whole, the sculptural installation Narciso de Mataderos (1984-1985) projects as a key to look at the whole of the portrait of a subjectivity, which in each work is imbricated with the folds of a social history. In these folds the plebeian appears as a program of intervention in the art system and as a torsion of the artistic canon. The biographical effect of the exhibition reflects a work of collective memory carried out by those who knew it and contributed to the historical thickness of the exhibition.
After a meeting of the Venice Biennale Board, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2020 has a new curator: Hashim Sarkis. Recommended by Paolo Baratta, director of the Venice Biennale Board, Sarkis was appointed director of the Architecture Sector of the Biennial.
During Miami Art Week some of the most important fairs of the modern and contemporary art international scene were celebrated. This is the case of PINTA Miami, the fair committed to the support and visibility of Latin American art within the international focus. With a phenomenal growth during its fifth edition at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, the results of PINTA Miami 2018 are the projection of its increasingly reputation in the international circuit.
Since May 17th at the Jumex Museum (Mexico City, Mexico) they present an unprecedented exhibition. Apariencia desnuda: el deseo y el objeto en la obra de Marcel Duchamp y Jeff Koons, aun (Nude appearance: desire and object in the work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, still) curated by Massimiliano Gioni, is an exhibition that explores the parallels between two of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Entering Delia Cancela. Reina de corazones (Delia Cancela. Queen of hearts), exhibition curated by Carla Barbero at Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, we are greeted by a painting with curved contours. Inward, large planes of primary colors oppress a face with absorbed eyes; outward, those planes push against the edges like a cloud in the instant before losing its contour. In Mujer y nubes (Woman and Clouds), of 1965, the formal synthesis of a pin-up figure and the effects of reverie annotated, with stereotypical signs, by a camp consciousness converge. The piece realized in co-authorship with Pablo Mesejean was, perhaps, chosen for the position it occupies by knotting three tenacious lines in Cancela’s production: visual mass culture, representations of femininity and visualized fantasy as an expanding force.
During yesterday and today afternoon, with the purpose of celebrating the UTDT 2018 Film Program held at the Torcuato Ditella University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Con la vista nublada no se ve nada (With a cloudy sight nothing is seen) is a collective exhibition where the program participants project and exhibit the work during the year. Also, works of artists invited to the 2018 edition and previous years are exhibited.
At Diablo Rosso think tank and art space located in the center of Panama City in Panama, the Costa Rican artist Fabrizio Arritea (Costa Rica, 1982) presents since December 1st La Tierra era Plana (The Earth Was Flat), an individual exhibition that explores the meaning production generated by social media and their effects over people acting or thinking.
On Air is the fourth edition of the carte blanche exhibition series that offers selected artists the opportunity to appropriate all the exhibition spaces of the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. For the occasion, Tomás Saraceno has made his greatest project to date which brings together some of his main works, installations and unpublished creations. An interactive project that links art and science and that makes the Palais de Tokyo a place of unique sensory experience. This multidisciplinary purpose continues the artist's research on the relationship between humans and non-humans. A collaborative and evolutionary project designed to imagine new ways of inhabiting the world.
Within the framework of what it was Madrid Gallery Weekend 2018, Elena Azzedin – AADK Spain curator and Residency Program Director- and gallerist Blanca Soto presented Spy holl exhibition by the Spanish artist Sergio Sotomayor. Showing that contemporary art creation centers are no longer limited to large cities, the residential program of AADK Spain has been developed for four years in the rural area of Blanca, Murcia (Spain). "At the present time it is necessary to think from the local to the global", explains Azzedin.
In addition to Clorindo Testa’s individual exhibition the Fine Arts National Museum (MNBA) of Buenos Aires (Argentina) inaugurates En Tránsito. Fotografías de la colección del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (In Transit. Photographs from the Fine Arts National Museum collection). After passing through Córdoba and Mendoza provinces, the photographs of Henri Cartier Bresson, Graciela Iturbide and Sara Facio, among other renowned artists who make up the MNBA collection, will be exhibited since tomorrow on the second floor of the museum.
Tomorrow at the Jumex Museum, the North American artist Michael Smith presents ¡Imagina la vista desde aquí! (¡Imagine the view from here!), an exhibition that represents aging, failure and enthusiasm based on the aspirational construction of corporate and institutional culture.
In order to celebrate the opening of its second space in Miami, Florida, Pablo Atchugarry Foundation (Uruguay) presents a retrospective exhibition of the Uruguayan artist José Pedro Costigliolo (1902-1985). Forerunner of non-figurative art, Costigliolo's contribution to geometric abstraction development -movement emerged mainly in Latin America- has been recognized internationally. Raised as a retrospective that explores the changes and evolutions of the Uruguayan artist, La Vida de las Formas (The Life of The Forms) opens the foundation new headquarters at Miami on December 29.
On December 11th, at the Fine Arts National Museum (MNBA) of Beuenos Aires (Argentina), inaugurates an exhaustive exhibition of Italian-Argentinean plastic artist and architect, Clorindo Testa. Bringing together artworks from 1968 onwards the aim of the exhibition is to pay tribute to one of the most important figures of the Argentinean 20th century, his work and legacy in the South American country.
In the framework of Art Basel Miami, Doral government inaugurated yesterday the Urban Art Project for pedestrians Pedestriart conceived by Cuban artist Leonel Matheu. Stimulating the awareness of pedestrians through iconographies, the project aims to represent traffic signals from their shapes and color coding. With the inauguration at Downtown Doral Park yesterday afternoon the installation proposes a creative and interactive experience for the community.
Inaugurated on November 13th, the New York gallery Kurimanzutto presents Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow (Part II), a collective exhibition that brings together the work of artists such as David Medal, Mira Schendel, Alejandro Otero, Jesus Rafael Soto, Sergio de Camargo , Lygia Clark and Liliane Lijn, among others. On exhibition until January 21st, the show commemorates the innovative spirit of the consecrated Signals London gallery (1964-1966).
At Henrique Faria Gallery of Buenos Aires, the artist and curator Osvaldo Romberg (Buenos Aires, 1938) presents Estudios de color: Del análisis a la metáfora (Color Studies: From analysis to metaphor). Product of a formal search during a specific period of the Argentine artist, the exhibition exhibited at the gallery located in Retiro neighborhood joins together more than fifteen exceptional artworks of Romberg's career.
The XIII FEMSA Biennial- We Have Never Been Contemporary held in Zacatecas, Mexico, opened on October 25th with a novelty: a model of collaborative work among all cultural institutions in the state of Zacatecas. In this way, the Biennial establishes a dialogue from local towards the global cultural context.